"Yeah! No Crocodiles in there mate! The Sharks cleaned them all out!"
Helping to Protect Your Life on our Beaches
No matter what beach you are on, if you cannot see a set of the two red and yellow flags flying on poles in the sand, the beach is not patrolled by surf lifesavers and you are STRONGLY, THAT IS STRONGLY, advised NOT to swim there. Go to the area between the flags that is patrolled by the Surf Livesavers.
Surf Lifesavers provide expert advice about how to have a safe day at the beach. With help understanding the flags and signs as well as advising swimmers about the current state of the waves, rip currents, marine creatures, surf skills and more.
Every year people are INJURED OR DROWNED - THAT IS THEY DIE - because they risk swimming in unpatrolled waters. Do not be deceived by the beauty of the water or the excitement of the day but be aware all the time of the treacherous undercurrents of the surf. Most of those at risk are tourists from overseas and visitors who do not go to the beach often.
NOTE: All Australian Surf Lifesavers are volunteers and these very brave men and women give up there time and make no bones about it, are willing to risk their own lives to save someone they have never met.
All this is offered so you can be safe in the water
Surf Lifesavers also need expensive equipment to operate and these purchases come mostly from donations and fund-raising activities. If you are able please make a donation to the - SURF LIFESAVERS
When you are at partroled beach think about the surf life savers, they could save your life.